Is an inflammatory disease as well as an autoimmune disease. This means that the immune system attacks the healthy cells in the body which causes inflammation, especially around the joints.
Is a form of arthritis that affects the spine. It causes pain due to inflammation and over time can cause reduced flexibility in the spine. The most affected area of the body is the sacroiliac joints, where the spine meets the pelvis.
This type of arthritis is caused by calcium deposits in the joints which can cause pain and swelling. Symptoms usually come on quickly and mostly affect those over 60 years old.
Is a common form of arthritis that wears down cartilage, eroding the protective layer between bones causing pain in many areas of the body, such as the knees, hips and hands.
These uncommon inflammatory diseases are known for muscle weakness among other specific symptoms. Polymyositis causes weakness closest to the body, typically starting in the thighs, hips, and forearms. Polymyositis causes weakness in the large muscle groups such as the thighs and shoulders. This weakness makes it difficult to rise from a chair or climb the stairs
This form of arthritis is characterized by an excessive amount of uric acid in the bloodstream. The uric acid crystallizes and settles in the joints which causes pain and inflammation. Though gout can be found in many places of the body, the most common area affected is in the toe or foot.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. Lupus can affect more than the joints and skin, including many internal organs
Osteoporosis is a disease that thins the bone, which can cause bones to break or fracture easily. The most affected areas are the hips, spine, and wrists. It is a silent disease, without any symptoms, so regular screening is essential to making the diagnosis
Inflammation of the bursa, the small sacs of fluid around joints that prevent friction, is what is known as bursitis. Constant repetition or pressure is the most common cause of bursitis. Similar to bursitis, tendonitis is inflammation of the tendons, which attach muscles to bones, and can become irritated from various activities. Tennis elbow is a common example.
is a rare autoimmune disease that affects multiple organs. There are both localized and systemic forms. The skin is usually involved, and this results in thickening of the skin in multiple areas, due to proliferation of the body’s connective tissue.
Is a form of inflammatory arthritis that affects people with psoriasis. Along with the symptoms of arthritis, people with this disorder often have red, itchy patches of skin that flare on and off. The skin disease often shows up before the joint disease, but it is also possible to have the arthritis first, prior to any skin problems.
“is an inflammatory disorder that causes pain and stiffness in the hips, thighs, neck and shoulders. In some cases it can be seen along with temporal arteritis, which affects the large arteries in the body.
Is an infectious disease that is contracted by tick bite, more specifically, by a tick who is carrying the bacteria that causes Lyme. This disease causes, among other things, muscle weakness, fatigue, joint pain, and flu-like symptoms.
Is an inflammatory condition that affects the blood vessels. There are many varieties of vasculitis, and they are characterized by the size of the blood vessels affected (small, medium or large). Specific signs and symptoms depend on the particular type, but small vessel vasculitis often causes rash, while large vessel vasculitis typically causes symptoms such as headache, fatigue and weight loss.
Is an autoimmune disease that affects the production of saliva and tears, therefore causing the most distress to the eyes and mouth, though issues may arise in the joints and other areas. Sjogren’s syndrome can be an isolated condition, called primary Sjogren’s, or accompanied by another autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
This inflammatory disease is distinguished by the accumulation of granulomas, which are inflammatory cells that can show up in all parts of the body, but most commonly seen in the lymph nodes and lungs.
JIA occurs in children under the age of 16. Though many children outgrow the symptoms, other cases can have serious effects on a growing child, therefore, preventing damage is the main focus when treating.
This is an umbrella term for an abundant number of diseases that are characterized by the body attacking its own immune system. Most of the diseases seen here classify as an autoimmune disease that require treatment to live a happy comfortable life.